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2015 CALENDAR OF EVENTS


Women’s Law Association Alumnae Networking Breakfast

Tuesday, April 7
8 to 9:30 a.m.
School of Law, Hazel Hall Atrium, Arlington, Va.

Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to meet fellow alumnae and students at the annual networking breakfast hosted by the School of Law and the Women’s Law Association.

Karen Yankosky, ’02 will share her experience balancing life as an author/blogger and in-house counsel for Xerox Corporation. A continental breakfast is served throughout the morning to allow you time to meet and talk with fellow alumnae and students. RSVP online now.


The Articulate Attorney®: Persuasive Communication Skills for Transactional Lawyers

Special discount below only for Mason Law Alumni

Friday, April 10
George Mason University School of Law, Hazel Hall 121

Get your nose out of your notes, look your listeners in the eye, and be what you’ve always wanted to be: the articulate attorney. Spend three hours learning how to polish your personal presentation style. Becoming more fluent on your feet—or your seat—is the focus of this program.

Marsha Hunter draws on cutting-edge discoveries in linguistics, neuroscience, and sports psychology to give you the confidence you need when you speak professionally to any group of any size. Ms. Hunter will present her practical, immediately useful techniques for improving your personal presentation style for persuasively communicating with clients and opposing counsel, as well as for internal and external presentations.

Read more about this program and its presenter, Marsha Hunter, in the February 2015 Issue of Virginia Lawyer PDF file.

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 3.0

$25 discount only for Mason Law Alumni using code GMULAW
$199 regular registration.
$214 on-site registration (if space is available).

Register directly with VA CLE - www.vacle.org


25TH Anniversary of the Civil Rights Law Journal

Thursday, April 16
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
LeClairRyan, 815 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 620 Washington, D.C.

Alumni from the Civil Rights Law Journal will gather with students and faculty to celebrate this landmark anniversary. RSVP and don’t miss this opportunity to reminisce about the CLRJ’s great history and learn more about its strong future.


SAVE the DATE!

18th Annual Judicial & Legislative Reception
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
School of Law, Founders Hall

The Judicial and Legislative Reception, hosted by the Law School and the Law Alumni Association, provides a great opportunity for alumni to gather together and meet with judges, legislators, and attorneys from Virginia and the D.C. metro area. Please plan to attend and enjoy an evening featuring great food and wines from Virginia.

The many law firms and alumni who generously support the event as platinum, gold, silver and bronze sponsors ensure the continued success of the JLR. If you are interested in obtaining information about becoming a sponsor, download a sponsorship form PDF file or contact the Alumni Services Office at 703-993-9862 or lawalum@gmu.edu.


Share Your Story with a First Year Student

Career, Academic and Alumni Services is organizing its annual mentoring program for first-year students. The program provides the opportunity to meet alumni and talk about their careers in a one-on-one setting or, if appropriate, observe a portion of an attorney’s day. Because each participating first-year student is matched with an attorney according to his or her field or employer of interest, we encourage as many of our alumni as possible to volunteer for this program so that we can make appropriate matches. We will be matching students and mentors before the semester break.

All attorney-volunteers and students are encouraged to attend a meet-and-greet breakfast at the law school on January 14, 2015. At the breakfast, you can schedule a convenient date for a future one-on-one meeting. If you are unable to attend the breakfast, you can coordinate another mutually convenient time to meet with the student. To volunteer for this program, register online.

If you have any questions about the program, feel free to contact Dana Fallon, ’99 at 703-993-9862 or Ilissa Belanger at 703-993-8001.


WAYS TO BE INVOLVED:

Law Student and Graduate Hiring Program

Looking for temporary or permanent legal help (paid or unpaid)? Then consider using the free services of the the law school's Career Services Office to attract law students or graduates. Our career development staff will work with you to advertise your needs and can oversee resume collection and interview scheduling. For further information on participating in this program, contact the Career, Academic and Alumni Services Office at 703-993-8020.

The cost of the program is $60 for Mason Law alumni and $90 for non-alumni attending. The program is approved for two ethics credits in Virginia for attorneys attending in person. Course materials and a continental breakfast will be provided.

Register online now.


VISITOR PARKING:

Founders Hall Garage: Visitor parking is now open. The rates are set at the prevailing rates for all University visitor garages. Currently the rates are $3/hour with a daily maximum of $14 Monday-Friday. After 5 pm on Fridays and all day on Saturday and Sunday, there is a flat daily rate of $7. Payment methods accepted: cash, coin, Visa/Mastercard, and Founders Hall validations.

GMU Metropolitan Building (3434 Washington Blvd): Visitor parking is allowed only with advance permission from Parking Services at all times. Parking is prohibited without a permit in the GMU leased spaces, and the hourly rates apply only to customers of the retail businesses in the building.

Metered parking is available on the streets around the law school and at the Truland Building (3330 Washington Blvd) on the surface level (located off Kirkwood Road).